The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Alkali Baba Usman has banned the use of SPY number plates in Nigeria and ordered the “Reversal to Original Registered Number Plates.”
This was made known in a memo released on Tuesday on the official Nigeria Police Force Twitter handle, through the Police Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi
The memo titled, “IGP BANS USE OF SPY NUMBER PLATES NATIONWIDE”, ordered the Assistant Inspector General of Police and all Police Commissioners to ensure that all SPY number plates currently in use are confiscated.
The ban, however, exempts police officers or officers of other security agencies on escort duties.
“The IGP warned that while carrying out these assignments, officers must ensure the rights and privileges of citizens are respected, in line with the laws of the land and in accordance with international best practices,” the memo read.